Category: Protection of Personal Information

Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Promoting information access: Partner seeking record

H v H Applicant admitted that the respondents’ duty to provide the record depends on “establishing” a partnership but the high court decided that the parties had misunderstood the legal position because when promoting...

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Alleged corruption discovery: PAIA confidential and sensitive

Panday v University of KwaZulu-Natal Applicant was characterised as a ‘busybody’ seeking information of alleged corruption but the high court decided that he was entitled to bring the application to vindicate his rights of...

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Accessing preserved evidence: Instituting legal proceedings

Cell C Ltd v MA Accessing preserved evidence allows a former employer to obtain the necessary evidence and proof to institute legal action against former employees who colluded in causing substantial prejudice to the employer...

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Good faith principle: Informed understanding of rights

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (Pty) Ltd v Murray and Roberts Ltd Good faith principle enforced and refusal to disclose fails to accord with requirements of good faith, cooperation and trust because it would leave...

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Subpoena duces tecum: Derived from LRA s142(1)(b)

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Recruitment protected disclosure: Automatically unfair dismissal

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Court contempt order: Withdraw defamatory tweets

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RICA saga continues: ConCourt hearing

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Internet defamatory statements: Exception preliminary ruling

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Communications interception thwarted: RICA unconstitutional ?

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Cyber-crime punishment: Lengthy imprisonment

Msomi v S Cyber-crime punishment imposed by high court after considering the “overwhelming demand for secure internet banking and shopping means that financial institutions are becoming increasingly dependent on secure...

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